I'm holed up in the Hilton Garden Inn in Elko Nevada. I don't know much about Elko other than the fact that it's a small mining town in Nevada, there are casinos everywhere, and it's cold. The only logical thing to do was google the heck out of it to figure out how to spend my evenings when I'm not working in an attempt to ramp up for Las Vegas. If I simply stumble into Las Vegas without any type of preparation I'm done for. Vegas isn't a beast to be taken lightly, especially when you are there for 4 nights, and your companions are Tom and Chad. In my searches I came across Hunter S. Thompson's publication from 1992, Fear and Loathing in Elko. I had no idea that he wrote more than one Fear and Loathing book, or that Elko was so "famous". I forgot to bring a book with me, so I've now got some reading material for the night..